National Webinar on ‘Perspectives and Interventions to alleviate Gender Based Violence during COVID-19 in India’ :
Sahas organized their very first National webinar on 6th September 2020 to bring in focus the increased Gender based violence in the country, the voices, stories, ground reality along with interventions to alleviate GBV and challenges on larger platform.
International Women’s Day :
We organized International Women’s Day in Dwarka, New Delhi where women, young people and adolescents from Dwarka and Noida participated. The program included fun games, music, art workshops and street play.
16 Days of Activism (25th Nov -10th Dec 2019) :
We created a discourse by bringing in the voices of women from different cities and states of India about their personal experiences and perspective on violence and gender discrimination that they experience on daily basis living in their respective city or village.
We participated in #StepOutAtNight, an incredible 2 day street festival organized at the pedestrianized Ajmal Khan Road market in Karol Bagh, New Delhi with an aim to encourage women to reclaim the streets and debunk the major stereotype that women shouldn’t be out late in night.
Sharing Space for Women : We co-created a sharing space for 25 women from Barola community, Noida in where we invited women to share their experiences of gender based violence, engaged on pain and hope of being women and finally closing the session with the dreams on 1st December 2019.
Street play by adolescent participants: We co-created a discourse on gender discrimination and violence in Barola community, Noida. The participants performed street play on the gender stereotypes, discrimination and gender based violence by bringing out the root cause of the same.
International Women’s Day :
We organized a workshop to build understanding on gender and violence with the women residing in the Dwarka community which included teachers, homemakers and small time entrepreneurs. The event included debunking popular gender stereotypes, exploring dreams and how to seek support from police when you encounter domestic violence.
One Billion Rising (14th February2019) :
Waving slogans of gender equality on a musical bus all over the city of Colombo, locals and tourists responding through smiles watching us in the bus, photo campaign on gender and sexual identities, music, folk street play and impromptu dancing sums up our experience of participating in One Billion Rising organized in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
16 Days of Activism :
With the theme of #HearMeToo, we at Sahas ran an online campaign as part of 16 days of Activism which included sharing the real life narratives of women from villages of Baghpat which gives insights of the gendered realities that these women are facing and negotiating in everyday life. As the world roared with the cries of #Metoo, our campaign attempted to bring out the voices of invisible women who don’t have access to basic amenities of life let alone digital media.
#Meet to sleep (16 December 2017) : “Meet to Sleep” campaign was organized on 16th December 2017 by Blank Noise in solidarity of 16 December, the day when Nirbhaya, 22 years old physiotherapist was brutally raped in New Delhi in 2012. Sahas engaged in this campaign as a partner organization from Dwarka, Delhi where 25 women came, slept in the park and had conversation around women reclaiming public spaces.
International Women’s Day – We screened Film “Parched”, which attempts to start the dialogue on awareness and expression of women’s sexuality, followed by a dialogue and sharing pledges on “What is that one dream women see in their life from now on?”
#One Billion Rising, Dwarka (12th February 2017) : Organized at Maxfort School, Dwarka, One Billion Rising event brought together 22 organizations working on various social issues in Dwarka, Delhi to raise voice against Gender based violence. Keeping in mind the intention of this campaign, we engaged with the parents, young people and children on Gender and sexuality through experiential stall.
#I Will Go Out (January 2017) : To stand in solidarity with the survivors of sexual assault in Bengaluru on New Year’s Eve, to challenge the rudimentary mindsets that restricts and confines women to the home and to fight Gender based violence, Sahas along with 16 organizations from Dwarka (New Delhi) came forward to host campaign #IWillgoout in the month of January 2017.